Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy,Comune di Roma Capitale. Rome is also the capital of the Lazio region and Italy.
Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the river Tiber. The Vatican City (the smallest country in the world) is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome. Rome’s history spans 28 centuries. Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC. The city became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded by some as the first ever metropolis.
After the fall of the Western Empire, which marked the beginning of the Middle Ages, Rome slowly fell under the political control of the Papacy, and in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. In 1871, Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, which, in 1946, became the Italian Republic.
Below are some photos made during day 1 of a 2 day visit to Rome. The Colloseum, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’Angelo and many more. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.
Lens: Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM | Art